Applied Professional Practice - SS831

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway Autumn
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7 15 (7.5)







This module allows students to gain experience in the provision of scientific support to a client. The majority of student time will be taken up with one-to-one consultancy time with a client and analysing and providing feedback to the client. The student will work under the supervision of an appropriate subject supervisor who will advise the student on their practice (the majority of contact time will be in the form of tutorials, by arrangement, with the supervisor), whilst the student takes responsibility for organising and conducting the applied practice work on order to generate a case study of the consultancy package they have provided. Some lecture time will be used to ensure key principles are covered.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 8
Private study hours: 142
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

13.1 Main assessment methods
75% Written coursework: case report, 2500 words
25% Presentation (20 min + 10 min Q&A)

Indicative reading

The vast majority of the module content will be drawn from the contemporary primary research literature. Specific articles and reading will be recommended in consultation with the supervisor.. The following are as additional/background sources only:
• BASES code of conduct
• Halperin I. (2018). Case Studies in Exercise and Sport Sciences: A Powerful Tool to Bridge the Science-Practice Gap. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 13(6):824-825.

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles underpinning client assessment;
8.2 Apply scientific theory to practice by providing a prolonged support package to a client;
8.3 Objectively evaluate and communicate the success of a sports science support package.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 Demonstrate an ability to integrate key skills in numeracy & Information Technology
9.2 Demonstrate an ability to integrate key skills in problem solving
9.3 Independently plan and manage learning.

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